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7 Sep 2020

How do you find the time for impressionist photography?

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One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “How do you find the time for photography?” I must admit that, when life gets busy, photography will be one of the things I will neglect. Ironically, creating photographs is one of my favourite things to do. So, these days I grab every opportunity to capture...
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14 Jul 2020

Find Your Own Voice

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When I was first introduced to impressionist photography I also discovered pictorialism. I was familiar with impressionism and always admired work by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh, but I had never heard of Heinrich Kühn, Robert Demachy, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, or Alfred Stieglitz. I have always...
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2 May 2020

There are many ways to be more creative

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It can be a challenge finding a regular time to be creative when there are plenty of distractions in everyday life. But the desire to bring more creativity into your life doesn’t mean you have to spend hours with your camera. It’s about finding a way that suits you and your lifestyle, whether that’s 15...
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5 Apr 2020

How to overcome self-doubt as an artist

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It is easy to look at other people’s images and see your own shortcomings.Be kind to yourself and evaluate your progress by seeing your own progress, instead of constantly comparing yourself to others. Being an artist with a camera usually means working alone. Most of us need a mix of alone-time and connection with others,...
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9 Mar 2020

Finding focus in your art

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Impressionist photography is lively, spontaneous, unpredictable ̶ with a will of its own. It’s a type of photography perfectly suited to exploration and discovery. There are no definite rules in impressionist photography; each picture is different and each subject matter comes with its own demands. For this reason, it is important to have a clear...
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20 Jan 2020

Making a plan for your artistic endeavours

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January is the perfect time to reprioritise your life and set goals for the months to come. Making a plan for your artistic endeavours might be the last thing you feel like doing, but it can be a great way to focus on your creative photographic goals and find ways to achieve them. Many people...
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13 Oct 2019

Capture the world in motion

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There is a big difference between accidental blur and intentional motion blur that captures a sense of movement and energy. Capturing the drama and grace of moving subjects takes practice and skill and your camera is a powerful and creative tool, capable of producing images that convey speed, energy and passion.
15 Sep 2019

The art of colour in impressionist photography

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The majority of us hardly ever give colour a great deal of attention. We experience the world in colour and, usually, we take it for granted. For me, colour is one of the most important aspects of impressionist photography. Learning how to work with colour was always very important. Sometimes the world can be an...
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16 May 2019

Creative Use of Depth of Field

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The ability to control depth of field is one of the most important creative tools you have, as different depths of field within an image will tell a completely different story.
17 Mar 2019

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There is magic in the process of making photographs. For me, it is a way to express beauty, time, and other emotions and feelings that I can’t put into words. For me, a successful image is not necessarily about accuracy and representation, but much more to do with a personal response and interpretation.
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